New PDF release: Angkor Wat: poetry and photography

By luke kurtis

ISBN-10: 098902668X

ISBN-13: 9780989026680

In 1963, Allen Ginsberg traveled to Cambodia and visited the traditional Khmer temples. He wrote "Angkor Wat," an eponymous poem concerning the temple complicated. It used to be a truly various time: pre-Vietnam battle, pre-Khmer Rouge, and earlier than the bustling tourism exchange that's now the lifeblood of Siem gain. but the Angkor temples themselves stay a different resource of proposal for poets and photographers who shuttle there from all around the world.

Over part a century later, Angkor Wat by way of luke kurtis is either the artist's homage to Ginsberg's textual content besides a party of his personal pilgrimages to the traditional urban. released in 1968, Ginsberg's Angkor Wat ebook used to be a unmarried lengthy poem followed by means of pictures by means of Alexandra Lawrence. kurtis's publication is a collection of poems paired together with his unique images. Chronicling the poet's personal travels the place he explored legendary tales and skilled mystical visions, kurtis's poems take you on a travel of Angkor Wat (and past) not like the other and inform the tale of 1 American poet deepening his Buddhist spirituality.

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